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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:30 pm

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Post by theFJguy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:45 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MYTHOLOGICAL HEROES

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The second half of his service to Eurystheus took him to 6 different places, like Crete, Thrace & the underworld

Alex Schmidt: 25200+0=25200 (3x = $64,879)
Mary Adolph: 5400-5350=50
Chris Wong: 7800+3160=10960

Correct response:
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Heracles/Hercules (Mary – Perseus) [The gentlemen had Hercules.]

Daily Doubles
Alex: 800+1000
Mary: 6600-2000
Alex: 18600+1000

Coryats
Alex: 25800
Mary: 7400
Chris: 7800

Combined: 41,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Alex: 8200
Mary: 1800
Chris: 3400

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Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:46 pm

Mary’s nails:
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The game had tightened up a bit early in the DJ! round with Alex only ahead 7800 to Mary’s 7400 and then whoosh he hit the boosters to take off.

The FJ! clue was one where I probably would have guessed right with any one third of the information coupled with the category, MYTHOLOGICAL HEROES:
Service to Eurystheus
Second half to 6 different places
Crete, Thrace & the underworld

It would stink for Alex if his conservative play on the FJ! round cost him a TOC spot. To me the prior winnings, the scoreboard and the category offered a spot to live a little with a $5,200 wager. Of course leaping forward to giving him a victory tomorrow and a loss on Friday is getting ahead of things.

Alex’s run shows what a little break can do as just as easily Adam could have won on Monday from the leading position and reasonably solvable FJ! clue.

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Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:47 pm

Went from Underworld to Orpheus pretty quickly, but my brain caught "second half" and "6" before 30 seconds were up. Nice question.

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Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by JayK33 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:03 pm

I connected "service" to the Labors, and had "underworld" also help me get Hercules as the right response.

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Post by Kenny » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:39 pm

Thought for sure my response in the Get "Out" category of "blackout" for a sudden loss of electrical power would've been accepted by the judges. Then I rewound the DVR and heard Alex say "Out" will appear at the beginning of each correct response, so "outage" was the only correct response. It pays to listen closely to AT's explanations.

FJ shows again Mythology is one of my weakest categories (along with Shakespeare and millennial pop culture).

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Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Ironhorse » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:18 pm

I said Heracles. Judges?
Never been on J!, but once won a knockoff version that aired on local access TV.

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Post by heppm01 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:58 pm

Pre-called Hercules, the reveal gave me no reason to deviate, boom - done.

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Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Foretopman » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:02 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:18 pm
I said Heracles. Judges?
I also said Heracles, Unless Eurystheus somehow points to Roman rather than Greek, I think it has to be acceptable. Nothing else about the clue could rule it out.

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Post by CasketRomance » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:22 pm

pretty easy final jeopardy...and i don't know crap about mythology

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Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:49 pm

Foretopman wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:02 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:18 pm
I said Heracles. Judges?
I also said Heracles, Unless Eurystheus somehow points to Roman rather than Greek, I think it has to be acceptable. Nothing else about the clue could rule it out.
theFJguy included Heracles as a correct response in post 3 above. Count it with zero doubt.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:09 pm

These were tough boards for me. I went 0/30 in DJ!

"Smartwatch" kept me from the run in Compound. I couldn't figure out how to BMS off "wristwatch".

Recognized every movie title, but none of the plot elements, so I was 0/5.

"Sea Knight helicopter" was NHOI for me.

I couldn't make out "Out" for $2,000. What was it?

There is no such highway as "U.S. Interstate 10". US-10 runs from Fargo, ND to Bay City, MI, and just plain Interstate 10 is the highway running from California to Florida that they wanted. Should that be noted as errata?

FJ! was total gibberish to me. I couldn't even begin to think of what they might be asking for.
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Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by DBear » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:32 pm

Easy peasy final. Too much Clash of the Titans for Mary? :P

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Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mxc_takeshi » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:30 pm

41 right.

Hello! (3), I Composed It (5), "M" & Emmys (4), Compound Words (3), History (3), Big Pharma (1)
To Start With, Get "Out" (3), Aviation (2), Jack & the Fiend Stalk (4), The End of the Road (4), Movie by MacGuffin (5), Big Farmer (4)

Lach Trash: The Call of the Wild; Daily Double: Airbus

I said Odysseus instead because I saw "underworld" and remembered that he traveled there; I said it despite not being familiar with Eurystheus.

Cool nails, Mary!
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Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:31 pm

Coryat: 26,800
42 R/3 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: AT&T, Main, Airbus (DD), horse

Great performance by Alex. He showed a strong knowledge base and really put the hammer down in DJ!

I probably would have guessed Hercules anyway unless something in the clue pushed me toward Achilles or Perseus, but half of the hero's service taking him to six places was a pretty clear TOM for the 12 labors of Hercules.
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:09 pm
"Smartwatch" kept me from the run in Compound. I couldn't figure out how to BMS off "wristwatch".
I think you should count "wristwatch" as correct. I did. I know Alex BMSed it, but I think it would have been reversed at the break had Chris not come up with the expected response. The device described is indisputably a wristwatch, and "wristwatch" is a compound word.

Just once, when the clue says "in this state" and the correct response is California, I'd love for a contestant to respond with "What is 'true'?"
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Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Kenny » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:10 am

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:31 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:09 pm
"Smartwatch" kept me from the run in Compound. I couldn't figure out how to BMS off "wristwatch".
I think you should count "wristwatch" as correct. I did. I know Alex BMSed it, but I think it would have been reversed at the break had Chris not come up with the expected response. The device described is indisputably a wristwatch, and "wristwatch" is a compound word.

Just once, when the clue says "in this state" and the correct response is California, I'd love for a contestant to respond with "What is 'true'?"
I also responded with wristwatch, and was confused about the BMS when, as you point out, wristwatch is a compound word that fit all the elements in the clue. I think AT was being overly cautious when he didn't see wristwatch as an optional response on his screen.

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Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by seaborgium » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:08 am

Did anyone else respond to the Jabberwocky clue with "outgribe" for pedantry's sake, since "outgrabe" is the past tense?

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Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Rackme32 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:19 am

TPH: The "word" in the Out! category for $2000 was "Outgrabe". From that incredibly stupid nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll, "Jabberwocky". I never heard that outgrabe thingy before, either. I doubt you're missing anything (except a few correct J! responses) by not knowing this work of "literature".

For the wristwatch/smartwatch controversy, I'd say that "wristwatch" would need a BMS since the clue said the watch name had the word "connected" in it. I doubt many (if any) ordinary wristwatches are connected to the 'net in the way a smartwatch is.

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Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:44 am

Rackme32 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:19 am
For the wristwatch/smartwatch controversy, I'd say that "wristwatch" would need a BMS since the clue said the watch name had the word "connected" in it. I doubt many (if any) ordinary wristwatches are connected to the 'net in the way a smartwatch is.
The question is not whether "smartwatch" is a more precise response, but whether "wristwatch" fits all of the information presented in the clue and the strictures of the category. The clue was "Compound word you're wearing if you've put on a Tag Heuer Connected Modular." A Tag Heuer Connected Modular is a wristwatch, and "wristwatch" is a compound word.
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